Grateful Dead Live at Giants Stadium on 1989-07-09
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
AUD (FOB/ AKG414TL)>> ???>> SHN>> Dual DAW (Bertha)>> CDA; remastering by Jay Ashley (apparently of a previously shned source); to CDead
- 2004-07-15 14:18:02
- East Rutherford, NJ
- Giants Stadium
Subject: Queen Jane
Subject: first stadium show
Subject: Greetings from Asbury Park
Anyway , that was my first Dead show, and all I could think as I finally lay my head on the pillow, was..............Man, I can't WAIT for the next show, cause there is nothing in the world, Like a GRATEFUL DEAD SHOW !!!!
Subject: What a Smoker!
Subject: @Best stadium AUD?
Subject: Best AUD recording of a stadium show
How's that for a review??
Subject: starts off strong...
if i had a ticket for a good seat i'd sure as shit kick out the jackass who was in it, and yeah, i'm sure they were bummed they had to play a stadium instead of those intimate indoor arenas and generic sheds <> i would imagine after 3737294 shows in front of 38907587438548774 people a stage is a stage and a crowd is a crowd...they kicked ass in every kind of venue in which they played
the lot scene was pretty nuts...if i recall correctly this would be the last tour during which they allowed overnight camping
Subject: "what i want to know, is are you [smokin'] kind?"
typical NY/NJ-area doofus (i can say that, i grew up there too!)
i got sunburn as fuck at this show, the following night was more fun in the rain but they played better on this night. playing huge football stadiums must have been kind of a bummer for them compared to the smaller more meaningful venues...
this recording is really good; as far as the band goes... the shakedown/jackstraw opener packed quite a punch but beyond that
there's NO WAY in my mind that summer '89 surpassed summer '85 in any way shape or form... JG was probably having a better time, more fun, decent health in comparison... i am skeptical that the person who made this comparison attended any shows in summer '85.
is the early phase of midi jerry so there's some really far out textures starting to manifest.
Subject: which one was I at?
Only 3 stars until I remember better.
Lots of NJ's finest on the roads stopping people.
Subject: Sweet opener
Subject: High expectations
Is this an enjoyable show? yes. Should you download it? sure. It sounds just fine if you have a good stereo, and you know how to deal with SHN files. The high end is clear, but if its too tinny, you can simply use an equalizer. The low end is nice too. I am not sure how people can expect every recording to be perfect and every show to have the "best" version of a song. This is just a good show and a nice recording.
Subject: stadium shows don't translate to audio recordings
Subject: These Two Shows Were Kickin'
this is a good recording, a solid first set...
Subject: Ah, the memories...
Sorry, my emotions got the better of me. 7/9 and 7/10 of '89 hold such great memories for me, that words don't do them justice. Suffice it to say that sitting here at work listening to these shows just made my dreary suburbinite day 1000X better. The Shakedown opener kicked off what may have been 2 of the most fun-filled days of my youth. Hats off, boys.
Subject: notgnimer likee!
Subject: For NFA Fans for sure
Regarding the Buffalo DVD, BudFox is right about the great sound. It is the best soundquality of any DVD release. Where is the Shoreline 89 DVD anyway, since it was a pay-perview in the first place. Hell, just start releasing all of'em right away. Why not? We'll buy'em all!!!!
Subject: Summer 89'
Subject: GIANT SHAKEDOWN
Subject: remember it well...
Subject: Am I the only one who's ears bleed
I don't know if it's the source, or if they were over digitized in some way. 414's typically aren't bright......
Sound is very clear and has a good range, but there's something about it that hurst my ears. Great show - my first NYC area show.
Subject: A fun show! One of my favorite Dead Show memories
Phil looked up and smiled and nodded at us. We continued shouting until the boys launched into the Shakedown opener. We Grooved...
After Shakedown, we resumed our pleas to Phil. Phil smiled at us, then walked over to Jerry and Bobby. They spoke for a second, nodded then launched into a rocking Jack Straw.
Sound quality on this recording is awesome. 414's are phenomenal mics, and if used properly, as this taper did, they produce awesome results.
While crowd noise is minimized in this recording, you can hear that the fans were jazzed. We were only a small fraction of the 100,000 people that were yelling and screaming, and all psyched up.
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